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    Monoprice Blackbird 4K 1x2 HDMI Splitter
    Product # 13705
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    I want to split the signal from an Xfinity Cable Box to 2 TVs. One TV is 1080p and and the other TV is 720p. How does this splitter handle the resolution difference ? Will it default to the lowest resolution and display 720p on the higher resolution TV as well?
    A shopper on Dec 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it will default to the lowest resolution.
    Does this pass HDCP or is it like a few other low cost units it just passes content to allow for third party recording (aka video game recording devices, etc.)?
    CHRISTOPHER H on Nov 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: My findings differed. Roku device through splitter was not HDCP 2.2 compatible. I read previous answer before ordering mine.
    Does this splitter come with a power adapter or not? One place in the description says "yes" another "no".
    A shopper on Dec 20, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, ... at least mine did. Important because one of my runs is over 20 feet (still a great looking picture). The other run is less than three feet.
    Can i use this hdmi splitter to do this backwards? For instance, I have a classroom with a projector that has one hdmi input. Can I use this so I can keep my DVD player and Apple TV hooked up and not have to keep switching the HDMI cords?
    William W on Jun 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No - This will not work for that operation. This allows a single input to be split between two output devices. It works great for this application. However, I purchased Monoprice's 5x1 Enhanced HDMI® Switch with Built-In Equalizer & Remote Control to do what you're looking at doing. This will allow up to five inputs to be selected to provide output to a single monitor. This one works great for $29.19. They have other models that switch fewer devices for as little as $11.99. Hope this Helps.
    Monoprice Blackbird 4k - 5x1 HDMI 1.4 Switch, Compact, HDCP 2.2, Built-in Equalizer, Remote Control, 4K@30hz
    Monoprice Blackbird 4k - 5x1 HDMI 1.4 Switch, Compact, HDCP 2.2, Built-in Equalizer, Remote Control, 4K@30hz
    Does this splitter support ARC (audio reverse channel) ?
    Chris K on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, at the moment this does not support ARC. Thank you!
    4.2 / 5.0
    40 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Great HDMI splitter for what I need, but....
    I have given this product 5 stars because it does exactly what I need it to do, and the limitations are not a problem for me, BUT please read carefully to make sure it will meet your needs. First, let me say that it does a great job of splitting, and the image on my secondary TV is great. For picture, no problem whatsoever. Now the 2 drawbacks: 1. with the splitter, the HDMI connection is no longer bidirectional. I used to be able to change the input on my TV and my tuner would automatically switch, but with the splitter in the mix, it no longer does. Not a big deal, but it may annoy some. 2. for some reason, the 2nd TV does not have sound. I'm not sure where the sound signal is getting lost, but it does not make it to my 2nd TV. Also not a problem for me (as the room already has a tuner and plenty of sound), but just be aware that this can happen in some circumstances. It works great for what I need, but be aware of the potential limitations.

    PROS: Easy to setup and use
    Great picture sent to both devices

    CONS: Causes HDMI connection to be unidirectional
    Sound may not carry to second device in some circumstances
    March 8, 2016
    The good thing about this device is that it works! However, if one device is not turned on at the same time you will receive snow on the viewed device until the complete connection. Please note that this will continue until they are fully synced. No real issue but that should be remedied.

    PROS: Inexpensive, small and compact splitter for everyday use.

    CONS: Handshake issues as outlined above need complete synced between devices.
    January 8, 2016
    Disappointing information
    Bought this product to send one of the outputs through a home theater amp - did not work. Found out via live-chat with product support that NO HDMI splitter will work when directing one of the outputs to anything other than a display device. Buyer Beware, know your intended use. Low rating is because of the lack of information on what outputs would be supported.

    PROS: Nice and compact, easy to set up.

    CONS: Information was lacking to indicate this product (or any similar product) could not be used when an output was being directed to a home theater amp. Was suggested by product support that this was 'common knowledge'.
    January 19, 2016
    Not HDCP 2.2
    Bought to split audio off of Roku. No problem with Roku directly into tv, but video from Blackbird gives message "Not HDCP 2.2"
    January 28, 2017
    1 year ago
    Does just what I need it to
    My setup consists of several devices going into a surround receiver, then video goes out to either a TV or Projector and sound to my speakers. I've had to manually swap the lone HDMI out on the receiver whenever I switched between TV and projector. My goal was to find an HDMI splitter that can seamlessly pass a signal to both through a 35' HDMI run to the projector and a 15' run to the TV. This one does it and to my surprise, both can run simultaneously.

    There are a lot of HDMI splitter products to choose from but this one seemed to be as good as any. I can't speak to bidirectional or audio functionality, as I use neither in my setup but for what I need it to do, it works great.

    In my book, if I don't even realize it's there, it's doing its job. Within a day after installing, I forgot I even had this device handling my video.

    PROS: Produces a clean signal across a 15' HDMI + 35' HDMI run
    Super compact - it's about the size of a deck of cards
    Low power consumption - can run all the time with essentially no impact on my electricity bill

    CONS: When initially handshaking with my TV or projector, there is a quick flash of static on the screen but it doesn't bother me.
    April 7, 2016
    I got this hoping it would do what I wanted. So if we were watching something and wanted to go to the table in the kitchen to have a meal ( just two of us retired old people so don't have to talk during meals. We can do that all day!) we can continue our show on the little TV that doesn't have anything but basic cable. Now I don't have to miss shows when I'm fixing a meal either.
    It was easy, easy to install and works perfectly. We love it.


    September 9, 2016
    Works, but audio issues as others said
    It works, but audio issues.

    I have it connected from the PS4 to the splitter, then from there it goes to the surround sound and TV

    If the surround sound is turned on before the TV, the audio doesn't work and I have to turn off and back on the surround sound to get it working. Was previously using a older monoprice hdmi splitter from 4 years ago that didn't have this issue. Not detrimental, but definitely annoying especially if others don't know what to do.

    It might work perfectly if I was going to 2 TVs. I don't have 4k to test that part, but hopefully it works. Haven't tested how it affects input lag, but it seems at least as good as my previous one I swapped it out for.

    PROS: 4k, when it works it works well, very small

    CONS: audio issues as described
    July 25, 2016
    Satellite to Denon receiver out to splitter then to primary TV, second split to Sony receiver then to second TV. All work great. No problems at all.

    PROS: It's small and works great.

    CONS: None.
    April 7, 2016
    Working Great
    I've had two of these splitters for a little over 2 weeks now, have not had any problems at all. Currently using to split and HTPC and an XBox One between the living room and workout room.
    Picture and response times have been great in both rooms.

    PROS: Easy to set up
    Working without issue

    CONS: None
    January 22, 2016
    Works as advertised

    A few days ago, I reviewed with a 4 star rating (hasn't appeared yet), saying it works, but with quirks. However, upon experimentation switching it out from a previous Monoprice 8402 (that worked fine for years) on a different 2 TV setup, there are no "quirks". Apparently, there is something inherent with the output from a DirecTV Genie client box that showed some quirks when switching channels on two Insignia TV's. The above mentioned Monoprice 8402 shows the same quirks on this setup. Nothing wrong with either splitter. Never had a problem with a Monoprice product.

    PROS: Works great. Now, when I eventually switch to 4K TV's, I'll have a splitter than can handle it.

    CONS: None.
    May 5, 2016